Artikel erschien April 2012

  • Phuket fishmeal factory probe takes a twist

    Phuket fishmeal factory probe takes a twist

    PHUKET: Phuket officials investigating a complaint about foul smells emanating from a fishmeal factory yesterday found little amiss – and now suspect that the complaint may be more about business than bad odors.

  • Phuket opens ‘village watch’ earthquake monitoring center

    Phuket opens ‘village watch’ earthquake monitoring center

    PHUKET: Srisoonthorn Municipality have set up an ‘earthquake monitoring center’ after discovering that Thalang was at the epicenter of the recent aftershocks that rattled Phuket. The center aims to provide accurate information and to warn local villagers in the case of an emergency, said Srisoonthorn Mayor Worawut Songyot.

  • Phuket gears up for opening of new bus terminal

    Phuket gears up for opening of new bus terminal

    PHUKET: The Phuket Land Transport Office (PLTO) is in the process of negotiating set fares for all forms of local transportation that will operate out of the new Phuket bus terminal in Rassada, which will open on Saturday. “We will set standard fares for all types of local transportation, with tickets that passengers can buy at a counter in the terminal,” said PLTO chief Teerayut Prasertpol

  • Phuket Police seek help in identifying dead hospital patient

    Phuket Police seek help in identifying dead hospital patient

    PHUKET: Phuket Police are trying identify the body of a woman, thought to be from Myanmar, who died in the emergency ward of Thalang Hospital yesterday.

  • Stay calm and enjoy your holiday, says Phuket tourism chief

    Stay calm and enjoy your holiday, says Phuket tourism chief

    PHUKET: Phuket tourism industry leaders are calling on the local media not to exaggerate in their reporting of the recent seismic activity in Phuket, as doing so could adversely affect the local economy. Phuket Tourist Association President Somboon Jirayus said yesterday that tourists from places like Japan and parts of Europe where earthquakes are common were more likely to view the tremors as a natural event that could happen at any time and were less likely to panic as a result. “Effective warnings and evacuation plans are the most important thing in maintaining confidence among tourists,” Mr Somboon said.

  • Phuket Songkran road toll ends: 3 dead, 43 injured

    Phuket Songkran road toll ends: 3 dead, 43 injured

    PHUKET: The “Seven Days of Danger” Songkran road-safety campaign ended in Phuket yesterday with no road fatalities over the final four days, resulting in a final tally of three dead and 43 injured in 44 reported accidents. As anticipated by many, the most dangerous day was April 13, when two people died and 10 others were injured in 11 reported accidents.

  • Patong Mayor pushes for new road to Phuket’s Freedom Beach

    Patong Mayor pushes for new road to Phuket’s Freedom Beach

    PHUKET: THE Patong Municipal Council has agreed to fund a study to look into building a new road to access Freedom Beach, crossing over public forest land in the area. The road was among several proposals unanimously approved by the council during its budget meeting last week

  • Phuket dam passes post-quake safety inspection

    Phuket dam passes post-quake safety inspection

    PHUKET: Phuket officials have declared the dam at Bang Neaw Dum Reservoir in Thalang structurally sound following a safety inspection earlier today. The inspection was prompted by a series earthquakes centered in Thalang over the past few days, including a 4.3 Richter tremor yesterday morning.

  • Phuket residents seek assistance for earthquake damage

    Phuket residents seek assistance for earthquake damage

    PHUKET: Srisoonthorn Municipal engineers today visited homes in Baan Bangkham in Thalang to survey the damage caused by yesterday’s earthquake. Assistant village headman Somnuek Jaturacoopkullapong reported today that the earthquake, felt by most Phuket residents yesterday, damaged more than 30 houses in the village, four severely. “We were inside at about 4:30pm when we heard a loud noise and then the house shook for about four seconds.

  • Police crack Phang Nga drug network linked to ‘kingpin prisoner’

    Police crack Phang Nga drug network linked to ‘kingpin prisoner’

    PHUKET: Acting on a tip-off police raided two separate addresses in Phang Nga yesterday resulting in the arrest of six men and the recovery of drugs, weapons, cash and other valuables. The gang was reportedly controlled by an inmate at Nakhon Sri Thammar at Provincial Prison who ordered drugs to be delivered to one of the suspects netted in the raid.